The L in the PLANTS is a key pillar for your career success. The Ugandan society is increasingly becoming litigious.
You are your best lawyer. As you succeed or grow, you will knowingly or unknowingly step on some people’s toes.
Many won’t let it lie down. You will most likely receive ... Views:52
Customer focus is critical to enable topline growth. A business is about putting money on the table. How do you grow your revenue daily?
How does a company ensure growth of revenues while lowering costs? If you are not selling, chances of going into cash flow challenges are high. Most ... Views:55
Sustaining an NGO requires mindset change, where leaders think businesswise. You are not sustainable if you have to first beg in order to serve your beneficiaries. NGO sustainability is the ability to continue its core activities even without local or international donor funding.
Many NGOs ... Views:41
Life is about making choices. People who succeed make choices at the right time. If you don’t make right choices at the right time, you risk facing big challenges ahead. How do you overcome such situations and plan ahead for your family? How do you ensure your family marriage is built on a firm ... Views:70
Mistakes I must admit that I was once a victim of folks who spread the gospel of perfectionism and no grammar mistakes.
You have probably met those ‘experts’ who advised against applying for a job for which you lacked a small specified requirement or they made you re-edit your CV several ... Views:69
When it comes to personal security, how sure are you that you are not being hacked into? At a personal level, how do you ensure that your personal confidential data is safe from prying eyes?
If you use a computer/mobile device – a smart phone or mobile device like an iPad, a laptop or ... Views:71
To succeed, you need passion, skills and experience and market need. Focus on what you love, and acquire skills, as explained below:
To succeed in Uganda, and elsewhere; follow the below:
I. Passion + Skill + Need =Success
Passion is something you can do even without being ... Views:121
Inflation is starting to creep up as the election year comes around the corner. At the same time the shilling is rapidly losing ground against the dollar. The shilling is trading at an average 3,500 against the greenback, its lowest level.
The Central Bank has started tightening monetary ... Views:61
My name is Christine Asenzea and I am the co-founder of Christella Enterprises Ltd that deals in MTN mobile money services, airtime and SIM packs and sale of MTN phones. I started the business in 2009 after I had completed university.
I was employed at shell Gulu under COMASE General ... Views:88
The beginning was humble with small capital. Before I started Nina Interiors, I used to sell baked rolls (what people call buns these days). It started in my house as this is where I used to do the baking work from and would sell to my colleagues at East African Development Bank where I worked ... Views:57
The fisherman’s credo states that ‘if you are not doing anything in the boat, don’t stay there.’ The fisherman will require you to deserve your seat in the boat. For any fisherman, there are two tools that are very critical; paddles and oars to row the boat and water cans to empty the boat when ... Views:113
As a fraud investigator, my finding is that many small businesses do not collapse or stagnate because they are not having revenue. They collapse because they are making a lot of money but losing it in small amounts that can be easily detected. And this is the biggest challenge in corporate ... Views:65
Are you a farmer or servant leader? Farmer leadership is a concept that looks at leaders (or farmers) who have good farms. They are always monitoring their farms so as to identify what is causing crops not to grow properly. Most of the time they will find weeds. They will remove it or prune it ... Views:163
Success through employment is one of the options you have. I recommend that your objective is to have clear career focus of the corporate/ organization level you eventually plan to reach.
As a government employee or civil servant, however brilliant you may be, being well networked with ... Views:107
n life, trying is the most important thing that cuts across all winners. Why? Because if you don’t show up, you don’t register any performance. For example, to win any race like a marathon, you must show up and participate first. If it is an exam, you must show up in the examination room. ... Views:121
Educated or not, if you can read or write, you have a minimum foundation to earn a living. You have no reason to just sit.
The starting point is being a person of high moral standing and trustable. Next is acquiring hands-on or practical skills. People are always looking for house helpers, ... Views:149
If you want to succeed, you need to change your view. With technology, battles don’t have to be harder. And the earlier you accept that, the better for you.
That saying is attributed to Ford Motors Corporation staff in the US in the early days of manufacturing where, after spending a lot of ... Views:198
Build Co. Limited was established in 1980. The company deals in engineering design and consultancy services. It boasts of over 120 engineers and consultants. Initially, the company’s major sources of revenue were plan designs, bills of quantities, project supervision and document processing ... Views:157
What business are you really in? If you are in the education sector, what business are you really in? If you are an NGO, what business are you really in? When it comes to strategy formulation, the focus is not on input. It is on your business output.
For example, if you have a college that ... Views:129
Many strategic plans fail at execution because they are formulated out of context.
Many leaders go for a retreat for two to five days to formulate their strategic plan. They start with the following questions:
What is our Vision: Where do we want to be?
What is our mission: How do we get ... Views:139
What is the vacant space in your environment or life? Are you always fighting with others to unseat them or you find your own free space and occupy it? Apply the footballer strategy (explained below) to bring peace and satisfaction to your life and career.
I used to love playing football ... Views:116
How time flies. Just last year we celebrated a new year 2016. The year turned out to be very eventful, with lots of history. The Republicans took it in the US. Brexit happened. Allepo fell under siege. Kasese cried aloud. Uganda re-elected the President. The list is endless. All these are now ... Views:139
“I thought I was happily married, until she told me she was leaving.” To where? I asked thinking that she was going for shopping at Nakumatti, where she usually goes every Saturday afternoon. I was wrong.
This time she was going for good.
“I am tired of this marriage,” she shouted ... Views:150
Great leaders focus on having a great strategy and clear execution plan.
To formulate a great strategy you need:
Perspective through Exposure: who are you competing against in your business?
Context: What do you need to change internally to become the best?
Capabilities and systems: what ... Views:151
A plan without a strategy is not effective. First clarify the future you want (dream). Put that future into your context – your unique circumstance and environment. Refine your dream.
Make clear choices on how you will attain your dream (strategy). Put in place a clear plan (work plan ... Views:109
What do you think is the number one reason why many people are struggling to survive? Why is it that most people attain only 40% of their life potential given the opportunities present? The number one thing may not be something that you are thinking of.
I used to work for a big four audit ... Views:117
Of the year most people make resolutions for the New Year. Resolutions fail because they are not translated into actions to become real. It is not enough to make resolutions for a new year. Have clear actions or activities to achieve them, and a yardstick to measure progress.
To make a better ... Views:117
What plans do you have for your family?
Whether married or not, the following insights are essential.
“I knew I was happily married, until she told me that she was leaving.” I said to where? She replied, “I cannot continue like this. I gave you all the prime years of my life, only for ... Views:150
I hope by now you have a clear personal strategy. My experience is planning for five-10 years ahead is better than annual planning and New Year resolutions. The year of these days is so short. As an individual, you will experience key milestones over a five-10 year horizon. Ask: what do I intend ... Views:115